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The techno-human condition

Author: Braden R Allenby; Daniel R Sarewitz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this latest version of humanity, we are equipped with a fully re-engineered immune system; the latest set of cultural assumptions about gender, ethnicity, and sexuality; and a suite of customized enhancements, including artificial joints, neurochemical mood modulators, and performance-boosting hormones. In The Techno-Human Condition, Braden Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz explore what it means to be human in an era
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Braden R Allenby; Daniel R Sarewitz
ISBN: 9780262015691 0262015692 9780262525251 0262525259
OCLC Number: 665130112
Description: xi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: what a long, transhuman trip it has already been --
In the cause-and-effect zone --
Level I and II technology : effectiveness, progress, and complexity --
Level III technology : radical contingency in earth systems --
Individuality and incomprehensibility --
Complexity, coherence, contingency --
Killer apps --
In front of our nose.
Responsibility: Braden R. Allenby, Daniel Sarewitz.

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A provocative analysis of what it means to be human in an era of incomprehensible technological complexity and change.  Read more...

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"[A] valuable book" -- Andrew C. Revkin, Dot Earth- A New York Times blog " The Techno-Human Condition will infuriate some, be dismissed out-of-hand by a few, but will unsettle almost all readers. Read more...

 
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